A mobile phone for people with visual problems

Qualcomm and Project Ray partnered up to create a consumer device for people with visual problems.

This Android product is called Ray, works with a Qualcomm CPU and is able to read aloud your text messages, navigate you, or read e-books for you.

It also supports object recognition and remote assistance services, while it can be customized to each user’s preferences, who gain the ability to navigate the touch screen using only sound and force feedback.

It’s estimated that there are 285 million people with visual problems in the world, to whom such a device could be useful. For now, Ray is going through a testing phase by 100 people in Israel.

In fact, it’s synchronized with the country’s central library for the blind, allowing users to access audible textbooks.

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Sources : Mashable, Slashgear

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